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Vibra Hospital closing to put 120 out of jobs

January 1, 2019

Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne will put 120 employees out of work when it closes on Jan. 31, according to a filing with state officials.

As The Journal Gazette reported on Dec. 22, the closure will leave northeast Indiana without a long-term, acute-care hospital.

The health care facilities provide a transition between the intensive-care unit of a traditional hospital and a nursing home or home. Patients have typically experienced strokes, open heart surgery, amputations or other serious medical events.

The Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based company in January 2013 moved its local operation into Parkview Hospital Randallia, where it leased space.

In its official notification to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Vibra has stopped accepting new patients and plans to close permanently after all current patients are released or transferred to another health care facility.

sslater@jg.net

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